Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 462; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 8
(House of Representatives - January 12, 2017)

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            By Mr. LEWIS of Minnesota:
        H.R. 462.
        Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       This bill is enacted pursuant to the power granted to 
     Congress under Article I, Section 1, Clause 1 of the United 
     States Constitution, in that the legislation concerns the 
     exercise of legislative powers generally granted to Congress 
     by that section, including the exercise of those powers when 
     delegated by Congress to the Executive; Article I, Section 8, 
     Clauses 1 to 17, of the United States Constitution; Article 
     I, Section 8, clause 18 of the United States Constitution, in 
     that the legislation exercises legislative power granted to 
     Congress by that clause ``to make all Laws which shall be 
     necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the 
     foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this 
     Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in 
     any Department or Officer thereof;''